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Getting a job

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gallifrey Mon 19-Nov-12 21:57:55

I haven't worked for over 2 years, I am not getting any benefits at all, I have been placed in the support group for ESA but don't get any money as apparently I haven't paid enough NI contributions.
My condition is ok ish at the moment, but that's only because I don't do anything!
We have been surviving on DH's salary but I feel now that I should start earning some money.
I am a registered childminder but despite advertising on 4 websites I don't have any mindees at all.
Before I became ill I was a carer so on friday I have an interview as a homecare/support worker but I know that as soon as I start doing any sort of strenuous work I'll get ill again.

LadyMaryChristmas Tue 20-Nov-12 14:44:10

Hi smile Are you able to retrain and work from home? It's better as you can work around your condition, resting when you need to etc.

fabulousathome Fri 30-Nov-12 16:22:24

Admin for a care agency? Having done it in the past you are in a better position to organise.

You could write speculative letters to care agencies offering to do part time work - perhaps from home and involving phoning for example?

gallifrey Thu 28-Feb-13 12:37:51

just a quick update, I have a part time job now at asda on the checkouts. I only do 11 hours a week but it's enough for us to have a bit of extra money and gets me out of the house smile

peekyboo Fri 15-Mar-13 20:07:45

Yay for places like Asda! I did a job as a personal shopper at Tesco and it was great - small hours, simple work, knew exactly what I was meant to be doing etc and an hourly wage. All these things go a long way to making the working world bearable!

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